Our new Superintendent, Bill Evans, comes to us with a long history in public education in this state. He has been a pre-school and kindergarten teacher and has taught most of the grades up through high school, including special education. In his administrative career, he was an elementary principal, a middle-school planning principal, and several different positions in the district office, including Assistant Superintendent. Bill has been a Superintendent for many years and served in that role in Conway, Lopez Island, and White Pass School Districts. Most recently, Bill was on Lopez Island as their Superintendent, before beginning work at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia as a program supervisor two years ago.
Bill is married to Ellin, and has two grown sons. Ellin is also a career educator and worked in Marysville school District for many years, before retiring. Bill and Ellin live in Olympia. Bill’s passion, besides schools and kids of course, is cycling, as well as reading books and going on road trips with Ellin. Between his Lopez Island and his OSPI service, Bill rode down the Oregon Coast, with Ellin as his trusty support vehicle, and he has a couple of good rides lined up for this summer.
Bill is dedicated to the idea of every child, every student, being supported and guided toward his/her highest degree of success. He has always tried to help create learning environments that encourage staff, families, and community to "Work Together to Engage" and Inspire students to their greatest potential. To Bill, this means addressing the needs of the whole child and nurturing not only their academic success but also their social and emotional well-being as well! Bill said he was attracted to Grapeview, as he saw this going on at Grapeview School District, and he wanted to be a part of our team.
Bill would like to thank departing Superintendent Jay Hambly for his outstanding leadership, stewardship, and commitment to the Grapeview School District. Mr. Hambly’s legacy, asserts Bill, will be reflected in the impressive new and remodeled campus he leaves behind. Most importantly, however, Bill says, Superintendent Hambly’s legacy will be seen for many years to come in the smiles and grins of staff and students who will remember his genuine care and respect for everyone in this special place called Grapeview School. Thanks, Jay!
You are invited to come on by the school and stop in and meet Bill. The coffee’s on, and Bill is eager to hear about what you think of Grapeview…and maybe hear about a good book or two!
You can reach Bill at the school at (360) 426-4921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.